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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Wahoo is a town in Nebraska with a population of 4,491. Wahoo is in Saunders County. Living in Wahoo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Wahoo there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Wahoo and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Wahoo are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$624
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Wahoo Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    44.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    22.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    112
    500.1
  • Theft
    694.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    134.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    19%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Wahoo

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,977
National
$55,322
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Wahoo Reviews

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Wahoo is the typical stereotype of a small town. I’ve lived here for more than a decade, and it has given me everything I wanted in a small town: I can play three sports throughout my years in high school and are given lots of community service opportunities. Everyone knows everyone. New information becomes old in a matter of hours in this town. It’s hard to not go to a place in Wahoo and see someone you don’t know. A big thing Wahoo is known for is the school rivalry dividing the town. You either wear royal blue or red and gold. That is one thing I would want to see change, but I know won’t. Parents, kids, and adults get too into the rivalry and can’t seem to look over it. But all in all, Wahoo is a great small town filled with familiar faces and excellent opportunities to give back to the community!
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Wahoo is a small town, allowing me to form close relationships with many of the people who reside there. Job opportunities in Wahoo are scarce, however, with only a few local businesses food places. It only takes a few short minutes to get from one spot in Wahoo to another, and the bigger cities are only a thirty minute drive away. There are two schools to choose from, Wahoo Public and Bishop Neumann, and both the students and parents from each of these schools are friendly and involved.
As a person that loves the Musical Arts, I love describing my hometown of Wahoo as a small town with big city opportunities. Wahoo is small enough that you know most people, but large enough to support awesome entertainment sights such as an Aquatic Center, a Dance Academy, Youth Sports programs, and a new theatre that hosts performances of all kinds. I’m not afraid to walk at night by myself. I can easily see myself raising a family here in Wahoo and sending my children to go to school in the same classrooms that my grandparents, uncles, cousins, mother, brother, and myself have all sat in. Raising children with the small town values of knowing your neighbors and being kind but also giving them the diverse opportunities a big city offers is important to me. In addition if you can't find the opportunity here, you are only 20-30 minutes away from a larger city that can. But just like they say "There is no place like Nebraska"...there really is "No place like Wahoo, Nebraska."